Slack is a messaging app for business that connects people to the information they need. By bringing people together to work as one unified team, Slack transforms the way organizations communicate.

Metaplane's app for Slack

Metaplane's app for Slack makes it simple for data teams to receive alerts when data issues occur. You can easily route alerts to multiple channels based on rules such as specific data warehouse schemas, tables, and columns. Here is an example of the type of alert that can be sent to your team:


An example of Metaplane sending a freshness alert for an important table in the data warehouse.

Connecting Metaplane's app for Slack

To connect Metaplane's app for Slack, visit the connections page and click the Slack icon.


This will bring you through an authorization flow and may require a workspace admin to approve the request.

Once you have connected to Slack, you will be redirected to Metaplane. You can select a Slack channel from the dropdown. For organizations with a large number of Slack channels, you may have to manually enter the Slack channel to send alerts to.


Alerting to Multiple Slack Channels

Metaplane is able to send alerts to multiple channels. For example, you can send alerts for a specific database, schema, table, column or custom test to the teams that own those various assets.


To do this, after connecting Slack, simply visit the Alerts page and choose "+ Add channel".


You can then add alerting rules, such as sending alerts to this Slack channel for an entire schema or dbt project.


Private channels

If the channel you'd like to connect is private, it will not appear in the channel dropdown. You'll need to add the Metaplane bot to the desired channel first, and then set the desired channel in Metaplane.

To add the Metaplane bot to your private channel, connect Metaplane to your Slack workspace via the instructions above. Then, add the bot to the channel by typing @Metaplane Notifications in the channel, and clicking to invite the bot in.

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Once the bot is in the channel, come back to Metaplane and set the channel name.

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